Martyn Brabbins

James Crabb, Branford Marsalis, Håkan Hardenberger, Martyn Brabbins - Sally Beamish: The Singing (2015)

James Crabb, Branford Marsalis, Håkan Hardenberger, Martyn Brabbins - Sally Beamish: The Singing (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 73:56 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS 2156

These works of Sally Beamish, composed 2003-12, highlight the inspiration she has found in her adopted homeland Scotland and its landscape and history, while also reflecting her interest in jazz and Scottish traditional music. Often collaboration closely with her performers, the present discs the three concertante works are all played by the eminent soloists for whom they were written: James Crabb, Branford Marsalis and Håkan Hardenberger. Conductor Martyn Brabbins and the RSNO, an ensemble that has performed her works on several occasions, join the former two soloists.
Martyn Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - William Walton: Symphonies (2011)

Martyn Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - William Walton: Symphonies (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 338 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67794

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Martyn Brabbins gives invigorating and authoritative performances of William Walton’s masterful symphonies. The musicians balance stunning control with breathtaking energy and character. Following the resounding success of Belshazzar’s Feast, Walton spent three years perfecting his dramatic first symphony. The immensely virtuosic work displays an astounding range of colours and emotional volatility, reflecting the turbulence of Walton’s private life. Despite its fraught gestation—the first performance in 1934 by the London Symphony Orchestra was missing the finale—this work met with an ecstatic critical reception and has remained popular ever since.
Jack Liebeck, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins - Bruch: Violin Concerto 1 & Other Works (2016) [24/96]

Jack Liebeck, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins - Bruch: Violin Concerto 1 & Other Works (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:12 minutes | 1,35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 is the daddythe most popular ever written. Much recorded, Jack Liebeck turns in a dazzling performance of youthful vigour, prefacing the Concerto with the gorgeous Serenade and a Romance.
Philippe Graffin, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Brabbins - Jongen & Lazzari: Violin Concertos (2015) [24/96]

Philippe Graffin, Royal Flemish Philharmonic - Jongen & Lazzari: Violin Concertos (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:42 minutes | 1,18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This Hyperion's release reaches Belgium and the music of Joseph Jongen, a composer more celebrated for his organ music now, but who was equally admired in his day for his orchestral and chamber works. On this new album Philippe Graffin collaborates with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Martyn Brabbins in Jongen's Violin Concerto, one of the composer's first substantial works. Also included are other works for violin and orchestra, and a Rapsodie by Italian Romantic Sylvio Lazzari who was influenced - as was Jongen - by the music of Cesar Franck.
Gritton, Brabbins, Bbc Concert Orchestra - Kuula: Songs & Orchestral Music (2011)

Gritton, Brabbins, Bbc Concert Orchestra - Kuula: Songs & Orchestral Music (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 296 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 191 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Dutton Laboratories/Vocalion | Catalog Number: 7272

This disc presents a survey of music by Finnish composer Toivo Kuula, a pupil of Sibelius. Best-known for his songs and choral music, Kuula s arresting orchestral music draws heavily on folk influences and constitutes some of the most striking Finnish music of its time. Renowned soprano Susan Gritton and the BBC Concert Orchestra under the inspired baton of Martyn Brabbins give spellbinding accounts of this gloriously colorful repertoire.

Brabbins - Pickard: The Flight Of Icarus (2008)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at April 15, 2015
Brabbins - Pickard: The Flight Of Icarus (2008)

Brabbins - Pickard: The Flight Of Icarus (2008)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 268 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1578

British composer John Pickard has been widely praised for his architectural sense and bold handling of an extended tonal idiom. He is best known for a series of powerful orchestral works, of which The Flight of Icarus has met with particular acclaim. After its première at the PROMS The Times critic wrote: “Pickard's score remains airborne over its 20-minute span rather more proficiently than Icarus, leading the ear and imagination with impressive resourcefulness.”
Ullen, Brabbins, Norrkoping Symphony - Pickard: Tenebrae, Piano Concerto, Sea Change (2013)

Ullen, Brabbins, Norrkoping Symphony - Pickard: Tenebrae, Piano Concerto, Sea Change (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 289 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1873

Martyn Brabbins is at the forefront of contemporary music: well renowned and high profile, he conducted at the opening Night of the Proms 2012. The three orchestral pieces presented here are a masterclass in orchestral colour and sound. Each piece was composed a decade apart and they give a good overall sense of Pickard’s development. Booklet notes are detailed and informative (by the composer).
Kalevi Aho - Oboe Concerto, Solo IX, Oboe Sonata (Sinfonia Lahti, Piet Van Bocksta, Martin Brabbins)

Kalevi Aho - Oboe Concerto, Solo IX, Oboe Sonata (Sinfonia Lahti, Piet Van Bocksta, Martin Brabbins)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 391 Mb
Label:BIS - Date:2013

For those who have followed the career of Kalevi Aho (for instance through the more than 20 discs of his music released on BIS), it will be clear that he enjoys large-scale projects. One such project has been his ‘oboe project’, composing works in every genre for the instrument. These plans can be said to have begun soon after the Sonata for oboe and piano included here, composed in 1984–85 and thus possibly the first such work for this combination by a Finnish composer……
Nott, Brabbins, Zimmermann - Dean: The Lost Art Of Letter Writing, Testament (2013)

Nott, Brabbins, Zimmermann - Dean: The Lost Art Of Letter Writing, Testament (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 391 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 210 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 2016

More than most composers currently active, Brett Dean uses music to tackle political and social themes of our times. A common factor in the works on this recording is the sometimes problematic aspects of human communication and the erosion and misuse of language. In his violin concerto The Lost Art of Letter Writing, which was awarded the renowned Grawemeyer Award in 2009, Dean strikes a blow for written correspondence, demonstrating how, even today, the art of letter writing, the conveyance of wholly individual mood pictures, is possible.
Artur Pizarro & BBC National Orchestra Of Wales - Oswald & Napoleao: Piano Concertos (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Artur Pizarro & BBC National Orchestra Of Wales - Oswald & Napoleão: Piano Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:07 minutes | 1,18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Portuguese virtuoso Artur Pizarro makes a welcome return with works by two brilliant pianist-composers. The Brazilian Henrique Oswald and the Portuguese Alfredo Napoleão were born in the same year, less than three months apart. Both were child prodigies who became concert pianists, pedagogues and composers. Oswald's Piano Concerto dates from about 1886. Although influences of Faure can be detected, its overall character owes more to the late Romantic German style. Napoleao's Piano Concerto No.2 is undated but was probably composed around the same time as Oswald's. Pizarro is only the third pianist to champion this spectacular work.